Lieutenant Sarah Josephine Griffin, USN(NC) (Retired), assists an injured Korean War veteran as he learns to use his two artificial legs, at the Rehabilitation Center, Naval Hospital, Oakland, California, 1951. Lieutenant Griffin, who had lost her lower left leg as a result of an accident, successfully fought to be recalled to active duty so that she could care for troops returning from combat as they adjust to their loss of limbs.
Lt. Sarah Griffin Assisting Injured Veteran, 1951
- Young ballerinas in LA, 1959 — Share the History Love... Young dancers of Junior Ballet Theater in Los Angeles rehearse number from ballet production on July 13, 1959 for a program scheduled for Aug. 1 in Reseda High School under sponsorship of Valley Youth Foundation. From left are Roberta Swing, Sandra Everson, Carolyn Zeller and Jo Ness. Music of Valley Symphony [...]
- Maureen O’Hara with donated typewriters for the war effort, 1... — Share the History Love... Another load of RKO Radio typewriters is turned in to the government for war work. Somewhere in the lot is Maureen O’Hara’s personal typewriter which she added to the pile before she would pose in the picture in November 1942. The machines come from the Script Department where each one has [...]
- USS Pensacola moored at Yerba Buena Island, 1899 — Share the History Love... USS Pensacola (screw steamer) moored at Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco Bay while conducting an artillery drill in the foreground. It was first commissioned on December 5, 1859 for towing to Washington Navy Yard for installation of machinery. She was decommissioned January 31, 1860, and commissioned in full on September 16, 1861 for [...]
- Cantaloupe Pickers, 1935 — Share the History Love... Though farm work is strenuous and exhausting, this photograph suggests that jovial camaraderie could sometimes relieve the strain of being in the fields. Work was hard to come by in the 1930s, and these laborers probably counted themselves lucky to have found a paying job picking cantaloupes in the Imperial Valley’s [...]
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